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Three-dimensional ultrasound assessment of endometrial receptivity: a review
Authors: Alcazar, J.L. (Juan Luis)
Keywords: Endometrium/anatomy & histology/blood supply/ultrasonography
Imaging, Three-Dimensional/methods
Neovascularization, Physiologic
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: BioMed Central
Publisher version: http://www.rbej.com/content/pdf/1477-7827-4-56.pdf
ISSN: 1477-7827
Citation: Alcazar JL. Three-dimensional power Doppler derived vascular indices: what are we measuring and how are we doing it? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008 Sep;32(4):485-487.
Abstract
Three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US) is a new imaging modality, which is being introduced into clinical practice. Although this technique will not probably replace two-dimensional ultrasound, it is being increasingly used. It has been reported that 3D US is a very high reproducible technique. The endometrium has been paid special attention when using this technique. The aim of this paper is to address some technical aspects of 3D US and to review critically its current status in evaluating endometrial function with special focus in its role in predicting pregnancy in assisted reproductive techniques. In spontaneous cycles endometrial volume grows during follicular phase remaining constant through the luteal phase. Endometrial vascularization increases during follicular phase peaking 2–3 days before ovulation, decreasing thereafter and increasing again during mid and late luteal phase. Data from studies analysing the role of 3D US for predicting IVF outcome are controversial. An explanation for these controversial findings might be different design of reported studies, specially the timing of ultrasound evaluation.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10171/23422
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